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PERC launching e-newsletter for transportation professionals

Sustainability| February 2, 2017

Launching this month, The Autogas Refuel is a quarterly news digest providing the most current information to propane autogas public and private transportation fleets, delivered straight to their inbox.

The Hidden Factor in Bus Accidents when Human Error is the Cause

| January 11, 2017

It happens every day. A pedestrian sees a bus barreling down the road but is convinced he can make his way to the other side without harm. Most of the time he’s right, and the only harm done is to the driver’s skyrocketing blood pressure.

Government Issues| December 14, 2016

U.S. DOT releases toolkit to engage public in decision-making process

It uses clear design and plain language to explain the transportation decision-making process and describe how members of the public can work with their local and state transportation agencies in a proactive, constructive way.

November 16, 2016

Tips for Training Bus Instructors and Remembering an Old Friend

Soon after reaching my 20th year in the transit industry, back in 1993, after a draining day of addressing routine bus issues, I would cross paths with another employee, who I always remember, seemed to be quietly “doing his own little daily gig.”

Motorcoach| August 15, 2016

How is the Motorcoach Industry Tackling the Driver Shortage?

The crisis has pushed operators to use new workforce development tactics, including adding full-time human resources departments, increasing marketing and advertising, and enhancing their benefits package to be more attractive to job hunters.

July 27, 2016

5 Tips for Keeping Bus Operators Safe

Ah, summer. Pool parties, barbecues, the smell of honeysuckle and the sight of lightning bugs. Or — a rise in crime, agitated riders seeking air conditioning, heat stroke, a new fiscal year, and the necessary, but unpopular, fare increases. However you view the summer months, with a direct correlation between high temperatures and increased crime, it's vital for transit leaders to be asking themselves, "Have we done everything possible to keep our people safe?"

Motorcoach| June 17, 2016

How to Make an Effective Motorcoach Marketing Program

Some “best practices” that every company should implement include “engineering an experience” for customers, using email marketing data, developing a responsive website and investing in a social media presence.

10 questions to ask before writing your Automatic Passenger Counting RFP

Since many APC systems are now being installed at the bus or train vendor’s manufacturing facility — before they are delivered to the agency — the importance of accurate APC technology descriptions is crucial.

Motorcoach| April 8, 2016

Trailways to form Trailways Business Council

Will begin with a pilot group of approximately 10 to 12 non-competing Trailways stockholders in good standing, selected because of commonalities in company size, region, markets served and other factors.

Management & Operations| January 25, 2016

7 Key Considerations for Your Fleet Procurement Process

From identifying key stakeholders to evaluating proposals, fleets should be planned and purchased using a deliberate and balanced approach that is based on expected lifecycles, with adjustments for service changes.

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